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. >>> the dot com hiring boom is back. the growth is not just high-tech. the technology hiring is having a ripple effect fuelling a sunge in -- surge in construction too. and that means materials are needed and a workforce to supply them. >> reporter: from garden to paint to home improvement. home depot is hire other in a big way. the company announced it's increased its annual seasonal hire big 14% to 80,000 -- hiring by 14% to 80,000 employees nationwide, 1,500 right here. hiring manager jessica miller says it's much needed. >> people are doing more landscaping, starting to build more outside and around their house. >> reporter: good for the economy and the job market. >> i'd be surprised if they get the word out. they don't get five, ten applicants for each job. >> reporter: labor experts say 1,500 jobs from one employer is extremely rare n. home depot's case, it's due to the housing rebound. he warns the real estate boom doesn't necessarily translate to a rebound in construction. >> construction employment is on the upside. it's still far below what it was five years ago, but it is s
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